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hey all!
ive been trying to update my girlfriends laptop now for a while but it just wont work...
it keeps telling me it cant do a complete update...only partial...
but when i do a partial update it tells me it cant update cause its probably a pre-release version
what can i do to update it?
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1. in the terminal write:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

2. replace the content of the file with the following:

deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb-src http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-backports main restricted universe multiverse
deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner
deb-src http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu hardy partner
deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted
deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu hardy-security main restricted

3. save
4. in the terminal:
sudo apt-get update
5. sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
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There is a package that is forcing some US translations to be removed, run Synaptic and "mark all upgrades" will remove the packages that need to be removed. I don't know if they really should be, but if you want a full update, you need to. They don't seem to have any effect on anything.
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thanx mkdir! everything is updated now
finally!
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post #5 of 5
You can use this method even to upgrade from one release to another. When the new release is out just change it's name in sources.list and do a dist-upgrade.
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